Teachable Moments #GrowingUpWithMyName

By Teka Lark About 12 years ago me and and a bunch of poetry asshole types were hanging out after a poetry reading at Pete’s Cafe in downtown L.A. A person who constantly pronounced my name incorrectly overheard another person say my name correctly and in the ‘I’m just saying way’ asked me, “Am I…

Gangs, God and the Great Society

Never married women poverty rate in the U.S. is 21%. Married women poverty rate in the U.S. is 6%. You compare women without children the poverty rate for unmarried women in the U.S. is 18% and the poverty rate for married women without children is 4%.
That smells like sexism to me.

Short Film: Extinction by Skryb Anu

Film Avant Garde.

This piece was created to bring light to the presence of the power that created and is presently in Earth. For us as humans to also be a part of, and contain that same energy as well… Take a good look at our behavior, and how off balance things around us are becoming…

But then, that’s merely my perception, which inspired this composed piece, “Extinction.”

It contains mixed media, sequenced to the sound track, Reel Life Evolution II by The Cinematic Orchestra. ~ Skryb Anu

Nonprofits: The Drug of Choice for Social Justice Junkies

Nonprofits are the cheap perfume on the sociopath drug dealer that is capitalism.

Private industry will not fund nonprofits enough to do anything, but to prepare to write more grants to foundations and to go to more parties for networking.

Instead of making change, nonprofits beg for change.

A short story: At Least I’m Not in East Texas

By Teka Lark July 14, 2015 Sandra Bland was found hanging in a cell in Waller County Jail in East Texas after being arrested after a traffic stop on her way to start a new job. On July 16, 2015 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Blue Line Train celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. My…

Black Women #STAN for Black Women

By Jess Lee Black women count on Black women. Fact. The solidarity that is Black womanhood requires a reach across class, education, socioeconomic status, orientation and cis-ness. Black woman solidarity means —survival. In this white supremacist system that leeches our self-worth, our actual fiscal worth —and sometimes, in the most tragic cases, our lives, we…

Damn, Baby : A Read

By Jess Lee What the fuck?! What the fuck am I supposed to do with that? I don’t have any more room for any more unsolicited compliments at random intervals of my reckless ass life. I “made your day”?  Well I’m so happy for that. I’m so happy to interrupt my recovery to peel your…